17 August, Brussels: Freedom for Bilal Kayed

Wednesday, 17 August
2 pm – 4 pm
Schuman Roundabout

Stand up for justice and freedom for Bilal Kayed and all Palestinian prisoners! As part of the global days of action in solidarity with the Palestinian hunger striker Bilal Kayed, Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network and the Palestinian Community of Belgium and Luxembourg and the European Alliance for the Defence of Palestinian Detainees all to join us in protest and raise your voices for liberation at Schuman Roundabout on Wednesday,  17 August at 2:00 pm!

Bilal Kayed, 34, has been on hunger strike since 15 June; on Wednesday, he will have consumed only water for 43 days. He is shackled hand and foot to his hospital bed in Barzilai hospital despite being unable to walk and surrounded by guards. He launched his hunger strike after he was ordered to six months in administrative detention – imprisonment without charge or trial – rather than being released after the expiration of a 14.5 year prison sentence on 13 June 2016. Dozens of Palestinian prisoners are on a collective open hunger strike in support of Bilal and hundreds more are engaged in protest actions. Bilal is one of around 700 Palestinians held under administrative detention, and 7000 total prisoners. Let us raise our voices in Brussels against EU complicity in the imprisonment of Palestinians and demand freedom for the Palestinian prisoners – and the land and people of Palestine.

Freedom for Bilal Kayed and all Palestinian Prisoners! End Administrative Detention! Freedom for Palestine!